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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a day doesn’t pass without me hearing from constituents who are hurting. All Nevadans want the same thing: health and safety for their loved ones, to end the pandemic, to stop the job losses and to get our lives back to normal. To do so, Washington must provide economic relief by getting resources to our state and local communities now.
NEVADA (KTNV) — The House is expected to vote on the biggest emergency spending measure in U.S. history.
The $3 trillion "Heroes Act" includes money for cities like Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas
The bill provides funding for state and local governments, coronavirus testing, and a new round of direct payments to Americans of up to $6,000 per household.
WASHINGTON — Mayors said Tuesday they have told Congress and the White House that the coronavirus is “blowing massive holes in our budgets,” and they have asked the federal government for immediate help.
That request came in a conference call just days after state governors also warned that budget shortfalls could force massive furloughs and a loss of services.
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — State and cities around the country have lost massive amounts of tax revenue that will impact everything from school to police and fire budgets.
The bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus held a “virtual Congress,” in which members participated in an unofficial floor debate via video conference. Members debated the next coronavirus relief bill, which they largely agreed should include assistance for state and local governments impacted by rising expenditures and falling revenues due to the pandemic.
Help for cities
As Congress eyes a fourth relief bill, Nevada lawmakers are making the case to address the needs of the state, which was hard hit by the closure of casinos, hotels, entertainment venues and other businesses.
A new federal coronavirus relief law aims to provide protections for student military veterans.
President Donald Trump signed the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 into law late Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Congressional leaders from the state of Nevada joined 8 News Now to answer your questions on air and online. Congresswoman Dina Titus, Congresswoman Susie Lee and Congressman Steven Horsford all answered questions about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in this special broadcast.
The representatives joined leadership from Urban, Latin and Asian chambers of commerce Monday through Facebook live to discuss issues faced by small businesses during the shutdown and to emphasize the steps needed to be taken prior to them reopening.
They call themselves the House Problem Solvers Caucus and they’ve met every day by teleconference since the coronavirus shut down Congress.